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Phase III ARIEL4 study of Rubraca meets primary endpoint in relapsed ovarian cancer.- Clovis Oncology

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Last updated:20th Dec 2021
Published:22nd Dec 2020
Clovis Oncology announced topline data from the randomized Phase III ARIEL4 study of Rubraca, which met its primary endpoint of improved investigator-assessed progression-free survival (InvPFS) compared to chemotherapy in relapsed ovarian cancer patients with a tumor mutation of BRCA who have received two or more prior lines of chemotherapy. Completion of ARIEL4 is a post-marketing commitment in the U.S. and EU. 349 women were enrolled in North and South America, Europe and Israel. The efficacy population (n=325) comprised the group of patients with a deleterious tumor BRCA mutation and excluded those with a BRCA reversion mutation. The rucaparib arm (n=220) successfully achieved statistical significance over the chemotherapy arm (n=105) for the primary endpoint of InvPFS with a hazard ratio of 0.639 (p=0.0010). The median PFS for the patients in the efficacy population treated with rucaparib was 7.4 months vs. 5.7 months among those who received chemotherapy. In addition, in the ITT population (n=349), the rucaparib arm (n=233) successfully achieved statistical significance over the chemotherapy arm (n=116) for the primary endpoint of InvPFS with a hazard ratio of 0.665 (p=0.0017). The median PFS for the patients in the ITT population treated with rucaparib was 7.4 months vs. 5.7 months among those who received chemotherapy. Patients with a BRCA reversion mutation represented 7 percent of patients enrolled in the study and as anticipated, InvPFS results for those patients showed limited benefit from Rubraca therapy. An interim analysis of overall survival, a secondary endpoint in the study in which 51 percent of events have occurred in the ITT population, showed a trend toward an overall survival (OS) advantage in the chemotherapy arm, but was confounded by the high rate (64%) of per-protocol crossover to Rubraca following progression on chemotherapy. Importantly, an analysis of the ITT population of patients showed a trend toward an OS advantage for those patients who received Rubraca at any point in the trial versus those who did not. Adverse events were consistent with the known safety profiles of Rubraca and chemotherapy.
Condition: Ovarian Cancer
Type: drug

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